The Book Boyfriend by Jeanna Louise Skinner
Betrayed and doubting her ability to write, Emmy takes over a bookshop after she inherits it from a friend. She doesn't expect to also inherit a magical book that has imprisoned a seriously hot guy for 500 years. Jonathan is sure that Emmy has the power to free him with her words. But Emmy doesn't believe in herself or her writing. It's hard enough to believe that Jonathan exists...
I certainly liked the idea of this book. A bookshop with magical secrets? Heck yeah. A female MC with schizophrenia who gets her HEA? Awesome! The story itself? Not bad...until the frankly OTT plot twist. I mean, it might have made more sense if it had been set up properly throughout the book. But it wasn't. The Book Boyfriend is a sweet, if somewhat unpolished, book that is let down by its ending.
Alyce Caswell, when she isn't buried in a book or drinking her way through a giant pot of tea, is a keen writer of science fiction and romance. She has published two novels and four novellas in her space opera family saga, The Galactic Pantheon Series.